Hong Kong Jet A330-200 VP-CBE arrives (1st Visit)

Hong Kong Jet A330-200 VP-CBE arrived ex. Auckland at 10.40hrs using ‘Victor Papa- Charlie Bravo Echo’ as its callsign. The aircraft parked initially at bay 22 at the passenger terminal, before being towed around to bay 82 where it will presumably stay for the duration of its visit to Adelaide.

This is this aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 1st visit of an A330 bizjet to visit Adelaide. This particular aircraft was originally built for Air Asia X to become 9M-XXI, however it waqs not taken up by the airline. It was then configured into a VIP aircraft and re-registered VP-CBE. This aircraft has been touring the region for the past 3 weeks. Originally arriving in Coolangatta from Manila on 7/12/14, the same evening it made the short hop to Brisbane Airport where it would stay until 14/12/14 when it would depart to Sydney. After spending a week in Sydney it departed to Auckland.

RLB Holdings Falcon 900 N610RL makes a visit (1st visit)

RLB Holdings Dassult Falcon 900 N610RL arrived ex. Kingscote at 15.00hrs,. After spending Christmas in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Kingscote on 26/12/14 at 09.40hrs.

This was the F900’s 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft is scheduled to depart Kingscote for Sydney at 11.00hrs.

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFY (1st Visit)

Jetstar Airways A320-232(WL) VH-VFY arrived ex. Coolangatta at 19.15hrs as ‘JQ455‘ and departed back to Coolangatta at 19.55hrs as ‘JQ452‘.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. VFY was delivered to Jetstar on 8/12/14 and entered service on 12/12/14.

RDC Marine Gulfstream 4 N5RD visits Adelaide (1st visit)

RDC Marine Gulfstream 4 N5RD arrived from Nadi, Fiji at 15.00hrs. The aircraft overnight and depared the following day to Sydney at 18.30hrs,

This is the 1st visit of this registration to Adelaide, the actual frame has visited Adelaide before when it was based in Australia under its previous registration VH-TGG which it carried from 1999 to 2004

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZP ‘Retro Roo’ visits Adelaide (1st Visit)

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZP arrived at 08.45hrs from Sydney as ‘QF735′. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 09.30hrs as ‘QF738′.


This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This aircraft was is the 75ht and final B737-800 to be delivered to Qantas, this aircraft is also painted in the airlines former livery call ed the ‘flying kangaroo’ which the airline used in the 1980’s.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE diverts to Adelaide


(Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE parked at Bay 18R during its short stay in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE operating ‘NZ176‘ operating from Perth to Auckland diverted to Adelaide due to a medical emergency. The aircraft arrived at 00.05hrs and then continued to Auckland departing at 01.50hrs.

This aircraft also wears the Air New Zealand special ‘All Blacks’ Livery. This was the 1st visit of an All blacks special to visit Adelaide. The airlines has an A320 (Domestic flights only), ATR, and a B777-300ER that are painted up in this speicla live

Cessna Citation 525C N159CJ arrives on a demonstration tour

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(Cessna Aircraft Company owned Cessna 525C N159CJtaxiing to its parking area after arriving from is demonstration tour) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Cessna Aircraft Company owned Cessna 525C (CJ4) N159CJ arrived today from Sydney at 12.25hrs. The aircraft departed at 15.30hrs on a 1 hour demonstration tour around South Australia, it arrived back into Adelaide at 16.35hrs.

Safair C130 Hercules ZS-JIV makes a visit (1st Visit)


(Safair Lockhhed L100 Hercules ZS-JIV parked at bay 101 during its night stop in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Safair Lockhhed L100 Hercules ZS-JIV arrived from the Cocos Island at 20.00hrs as ‘Safair 518‘. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide, before departing to Chritchurch, NZ at 10.45hrs using the same callsign.

This is the JIV’s 1st visit to Adelaide. Safair are yearly visitors to Adelaide as they use the airport as a tech stop en route from South Africa to Christchurch for the up coning Antarctic expeditions.

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSD (1st visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSD arrived at 09.15hrs as ‘SQ279‘. The aircraft departed back to Singapore as ‘SQ278‘ at 11.45hrs.

This was SSD’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered service on 23/9/14. The aircraft was delivered to Singapore direct from Toulouse, France on 21/9/14.

Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-8F B-LJB (1st Visit)


(Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-867F B-LJB pulling into its bay after arriving as ‘CX22′ from Melbourne) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)


(Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-867F B-LJB taxiing for departure as ‘CX22′ to Hong Kong) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-867F B-LJB arrived from Melbourne at 16.55hrs as ‘CX022‘. The aircraft departed at 18.35hrs to Hong Kong using the same flight number.

This flight was a very historic event for Adelaide Airport. Not only was it B-LJB’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st visit of Boeing 747-8 Varient to visit Adelaide. The last visit by a Cathay Cargo aircraft was back on 28/12/11 when B747-400F B-HUH made a visit.